OK. Now that the TB is old news - when will the fixes come?
Verizon finally got this phone launched. A month has passed, the TB is old news.
So now what?
When do they start fixing the bugs.
When do they deliver the features not given at launch.
When does Gingerbread come.
How long after a new Droid launch does HTC and Verizon forget about it and move on to the next new phone. Leaving TB owners to dangle with the remainder of their contracts.
How long until the TB diehard's start "hating" their beloved "outdated" phones.
- 04-18-2011, 09:11 AM #2
- 04-18-2011, 09:19 AM #3
I'm confused... why do you seem to be so hostile and pessimistic in your post?
GB is supposed to come in May/June per the rumor on the street and from Verizon insiders. I am personally not having any major issues with my phone so I'm just sitting back and waiting. The GB update will probably also have many "fixes" (again my phone doesn't really need fixed per se) with it as well as Skype and possibly Google Music.
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I'm glad you are not having any major issues with your phone. I would like mine to work as advertised and get timely updates - both of which have yet to be realized.
- 04-18-2011, 10:25 AM #8
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HTC and vzw have been doing a pretty good job of keeping their devices supported. the Incredible was released over a year ago and is still receiving updates and even the GB 2.3 os update this summer.
I do not foresee the thunderbolt being unsupported for a few years at least.. not to mention VoLTE (voice over LTE) should be coming for the thunderbolt and other lte devices in a year or 2.Devices: Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7
- 04-18-2011, 10:36 AM #10
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the main thing is GB should be coming with some tweaks for power management that should help us bolt users steal a few more hours of life from our 4g power house.
there are a few more things like some os optimization and what not. it will def be a good update for usDevices: Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7
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In defense of the OP, there are issues with the TB. 2nd party on phone call can't hear you if you have headphones connected - this was not an issue with the Incredible.
Free Wireless tethering/free hotspot was possible on the Incredible (though not quite legal and can't be considered an issue really...), randomly dropped calls in full 4bar signal area...
While there have been many great improvements, it seemed that QC started from scratch on this phone and lost some necessary functionality. The only reason I changed from the Incredible was to get the bigger screen size with the INC guts. Some of the guts got lost in the shuffle.
I do believe HTC and VZW do pay attention to consistently reported issues and work toward a correction update(s).
When I said "outdated" I was speaking of a few more months down the road, these things are "outdated" very quickly and people lust after the next great promise.
I WAS thinking very hard about returning it, but in the end, decided to keep it warts and all. I am getting used to it, but that doesn't mean I HAVE TO "LOVE" IT. It's just a phone.
I too have had a lot of cell phones in my life, however the best one was probably my first one some time in the mid to late 1980's - it was my best only because it was my first. Kind of like my best car (although, that is a toss up between my FIRST car, a '62 Dodge Valiant and my first NEW car a '79 400 four barrel four speed trans AM)
I know some people here are very passionate about their choice of cell phones, I am not. Droid is not a team sport and I am not going to cheer for a cell phone.
I made my decision to buy the Thunderbolt and I am going to stick with it for a while, until something else comes along that better fits my needs.
In the mean time, if no one complains about the problems, "they" will see no need to spend money to fix them.
I hope that clears things up a bit for you.
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I can upgrade in December and if issues are taken care of then I may get the TB if not then probably will upgrade to the Incredible 2 I have the original and love it. There is plenty of time for me to make my decision. I love my current Incredible though so am happy. I am glad to have a device I love using and not have a hate relationship with.
My call quality and signal are perfect
- 04-18-2011, 10:04 PM #24Android is all about Personal Choice: Droid RAZR HD, Droid DNA, SGSIII, SG Note 2, HTC One X+, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus4... Hating is so Apple... we're better than that!
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